“Following the huge success of the inaugural competition, which saw more than 200 school nominations entered, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Independent Schools of the Year 2019. The awards have again been designed with the student experience at their heart and to provide schools with a platform to showcase their stories of innovation and success.”
David Moncrieff, Chair, Editorial Advisory Board, Independent School Parent
Independent Schools of the Year is an awards programme designed by Independent School Parent magazine to offer UK independent schools a platform that showcases their success stories and celebrates the student experiences they provide.
The 20 awards categories have been chosen to reflect the breadth and diversity of life in independent schools in the 21st century and to acknowledge their contribution to wider society.
The awards are free to enter for all independent schools which are members of an association in membership of the Independent Schools Council* and will be judged by a distinguished group of educationalists. The judging panel will be chaired by Dr Helen Wright, international education advisor and past Vice Chair of the ISC.
The judges will be looking for schools to share stories of success underpinned by supporting evidence. Success comes in many forms and we want to celebrate them all.
Nominations will open on Tuesday 19th March and close on Friday 24th May. Entries are free and easy to submit using the online nominations forms on this website.
Shortlisted schools will be announced in early June, with winners announced at a champagne reception in October. Winning and commended schools will be presented with specially commissioned rosettes and supporting collateral to use across their print and online marketing materials celebrating their success. Winning schools will also be awarded a trophy. The announcement of the winners will be the centrepiece to a PR campaign, led by Independent School Parent, celebrating the successes of the independent schools sector.
* Any British International School which is a member of COBIS is eligible to apply for the British International School Award.